Sarah F. Davis

The Farm Bill is intended to support research to maintain and improve the agricultural and food sectors, and to support the production of a safe, nutritious, abundant, and affordable food supply. It also authorizes nutrition and conservation programs, and paves the way for agriculturally based renewable energy. The multiple-year bill (typically five years) covers key agricultural and food issues and was last signed into law on May 13, 2002. Therefore, it is up for reauthorization this year.


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